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What is contemporary art? Where do you find it?
Join Art Historians Ben Street and Joshua White on this five-day exploration into London’s contemporary art scene with A Deep Dive into Contemporary Art.
Participants will visit commercial galleries in Fitzrovia, the West End, Peckham and Bethnal Green, to explore the vibrant arts scenes in London. Students will be guided through the ‘Lucian Freud: New Perspectives’ exhibition at the National Gallery and 'Strange Clay: Ceramics in Contemporary Art' at the Hayward Gallery. Students will also receive exclusive access into the Christie’s warehouse.
- Understand ‘what is contemporary art’ and ‘where to find it’
- Develop your understanding of the vibrant contemporary art scene in London
- Learn how to understand and talk about art fluently
- Network with other art world students
Ben Street is an art historian and writer. He has been a lecturer for the National Gallery, Tate, the Royal Academy, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Christie's Education, among other institutions. He is the author of numerous books for general readers, most recently 'How to Enjoy Art' (Yale University Press, released September 2021) and a contributing writer on contemporary art for Apollo, Art Review and the Times Literary Supplement.
Joshua White has extensive experience teaching and lecturing in Modern and Contemporary art. For over 15 years he has taught at Christie’s Education in London where he was director of The London Art Course and led multiple courses including the Chairman’s programme for VIP clients.
He is a founder and presenter of The Art Channel, an online project documenting and reporting on Modern and Contemporary art exhibitions in commercial galleries and public institutions. The channel has now received 1 million views.
Joshua has direct experience of the art market, working as a Gallery Director between 2018 and 2020 specialising in 20th Century photography.
Elsewhere, he has lectured for Tate Modern and Britain, The National Portrait Gallery, The Courtauld Institute Gallery, Somerset House, The Design Museum, Sotheby’s Institute and The University of California. Further to his institutional work, he has worked with numerous private clients including group visits to the Venice Biennale and Berlin.
Joshua has written exhibition catalogues and been published by the BBC, The FT, Christie’s and Flash Art.
During 2020 he was a guest contributor to Channel 5’s ‘Great Paintings of the World’ and Radio 4’s ‘Behind The Scenes’.
Joshua is a graduate of the University of Oxford and has a Master’s degree from Christie’s Education in the History of Art.
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